Earthquake jolts Indonesia’s Sumatra Island

January 28th, 2009 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS  

Hong Kong, Jan 28 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale Wednesday jolted the southern part of Sumatra Island in Indonesia, the Hong Kong Observatory reported.The quake occurred at 08.07 a.m. (0007 GMT). The epicentre of the quake was located 240 km northwest of the Padang region in Indonesia, the observatory said.

There was no immediate report of casualty or damage to property, it said.

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